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Business calendar - Sept. 1

September 01, 2013

Cowork Frederick

Sept. 4 — Cowork Frederick’s first anniversary open house. Meet and mingle with freelancers, entrepreneurs and others. 5 to 9 p.m. Cowork Frederick, 122 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. Tickets cost $10; proceeds will go to a local charity. Cowork Frederick is a collaborative working environment, a co-working space for independents, freelancers, entrepreneurs and telecommuters. For tickets, go to www.coworkfrederick.com or call 301-732-5165.

West Virginia coal forum

Sept. 4 — State and regional leaders will discuss the importance of coal to the Eastern Panhandle, state and nation. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Reservations required. Send an email to Joel Watts at joel.l.watts@wv.gov.

Hub City REIA

Sept. 5 — Hub City Real Estate Investment Association presents Teresa Bailey, managing partner of Tersus LLC, a tenant-placement company serving Baltimore city and surrounding counties, who will discuss finding and screening tenants. 6 to 9 p.m. Courtyard Marriott, 17270 Valley Mall Road, Hagerstown. $15 for nonmembers; free for members. Go to www.hubcityreia.com.

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Entrepreneurs Forum

Sept. 5 — Eastern Panhandle Entrepreneurs Forum will present “A Conversation with the Small Business Administration: Current Opportunities for the Small-Business Owner,” featuring Kim Donahue, economic development specialist with the Small Business Administration in Charleston, W.Va. 5:30 p.m. networking; 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. program. The Inn at Charles Town, 100 Hollywood Drive, Charles Town, W.Va. Free and open to the public. For more information, send an email to amy@jcda.net, call 304-728-3255 or go to www.jcda.net.

Retirement planning

Sept. 5 — Retirement-planning workshop will cover topics including managing investment risks, using new tax laws to your advantage, making informed decisions about your company retirement plan and more. 6 to 9 p.m. Shepherd University, Frank Center, W.H. Shipley Recital Hall, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $49; couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Call Karen Rice at 304-876-5135 or send an email to krice@shepherd.edu.

Chamber mixer

Sept. 6 — Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce’s mixer. 11 a.m. to noon.  Sugar Rush! Bakery, 43 Ruland Road, Suite J, Kearneysville, W.Va. To register, go to www.jeffersoncountywvchamber.org.

Rise & Shine Breakfast

Sept. 6 — Chamber of Commerce of Martinsburg and Berkeley County’s Rise & Shine Breakfast. 7:15 a.m. Holiday Inn, 301 Foxcroft Ave., Martinsburg, W.Va. Bryan Butler from the Berkeley County Youth Fair will speak. $23 for nonmembers; $15 for members. Call 304-267-4841, send an email to chamber@berkeleycounty.org or go to www.berkeleycounty.org.

Learning Lunch Hour

Sept. 10 — Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce’s Learning Lunch Hour. Matthew Donegan and Colin Ploscaru of Planet Technologies will showcase Microsoft’s Office 365 Platform. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Bulls & Bears restaurant, 38 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown. Free for member companies. Limit of four individuals per member company. Call 301-739-2015 or go to www.hagerstown.org.

IAAP

Sept. 10 — The Hager Chapter of International Association of Administrative Professionals will hold a virtual meeting with Rhonda Scharf of On The Right Track Training and Consulting. The topic will be office gossip. 6 to 8 p.m. Robinwood Professional Center, off Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown. $15 for program fee and dinner; $5 for program only. Log-in information will be provided after fees are received. RSVP by Sept. 5 to hagerchapter_iaap1@yahoo.com. Go to www.iaap-hager.org.

EPSHRM

Sept. 11 — Eastern Panhandle Society of Human Resource Management will hold its annual benefits meeting and vendor fair. The presentation will focus on health care reform, health care exchanges and voluntary benefits. 8:30 a.m. to noon; breakfast at 8:15 a.m. Blue Ridge Community and Technical College Tech Center, Berkeley Business Park, 5550 Winchester Ave., Inwood, W.Va. $20 for nonmembers. RSVP to Regina Turner at rturner@wvuhealthcare.com no later than Sept. 5.

Retirement planning

Sept. 12 — Retirement-planning workshop will cover topics including managing investment risks, using new tax laws to your advantage and making informed decisions about your company retirement plan. 6 to 9 p.m. Shepherd University, Erma Ora Byrd Nursing Hall auditorium, Shepherdstown, W.Va. $49; couples may attend together for a single registration fee. Call Karen Rice at 304-876-5135 or send an email to krice@shepherd.edu.

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